Nova Scotia


Auditor General

The Office of the Auditor General of Nova Scotia is the independent auditor of the Province of Nova Scotia. The Office reports directly to the House of Assembly on the Government’s financial statements and its use of public money, including value for money. This work helps the public sector improve its performance for the benefit of the Province. The Office provides two principal services to the House. Firstly, it issues independent opinions on government financial statements. Secondly, it conducts performance audits on public sector operations including government departments, agencies, boards, commissions, and other bodies responsible to the Crown, including the two district health authorities and transfer payment recipients external to the provincial public sector.

As the Province’s Auditor General, you will report to Nova Scotians and Members of the House of Assembly whether public funds are expended efficiently and effectively. As an officer of the House of Assembly, you are non-partisan and independent of government. While you are responsible for the annual audit of the Province’s financial statements and other financial audits, one half of your Office’s resources are directed to performance audits of public sector programs and processes. Audit findings must stand up to the rigours of intense public scrutiny. As Auditor General, you will ensure that audits are completed in accordance with Canadian audit standards with the highest degree of professionalism and are communicated clearly with complete candor and transparency.

As the ideal candidate, you will bring inspiration, direction and coaching to the Office of the Auditor General and set the tone for office practices, technical matters and audit techniques. You will also extend your open and communicative leadership manner to the elected officials, public servants, media representatives and members of the public who make up your stakeholder population. As a designated professional accountant (CPA) with an extensive audit background, you have demonstrated leadership, high ethical standards, integrity, and a superior work ethic in public practice or in government services. You are highly motivated and committed to public service leadership; possess a solid understanding of where auditing is going in the future and a keen awareness of trends within the field. A sound knowledge of provincial and/or federal government and other public sector organizations would be considered an asset. With your strength of character and genuine passion for the greater good, you will become a steward of the public trust.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please contact Andrea Forbes-Hurley at aforbeshurley@kbrs.ca or Janet Rose at jrose@kbrs.ca; by calling 1.866.822.6022, or submit your application online by clicking the "Apply Now" button below.

The Office of the Auditor General of Nova Scotia encourages applications from all qualified candidates including Indigenous persons, racially visible persons, persons with disabilities, and women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. Applicants wishing to self-identify may do so in their application.

The Office of the Auditor General will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation in order to participate as a candidate in the recruitment process, please contact accommodate@kbrs.ca or communicate your needs to the recruitment professional named in the job description.

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